Standards Australia AS/NZS3000 (the Wiring Rules) is being updated and is expected to be published later this year.
Transitioning from one edition of the Wiring Rules to the next can impact on the compliance requirements for an electrical installation.
To enable a smooth transition the enforcement date for the new edition of the Wiring Rules will be six months after the publication date of the standard. For example if the new standard is published in December 2017 the enforcement date will be July 2018.
The following exceptions will allow the 2007 Wiring Rules to be applied beyond the enforcement date:
*Electrical work commenced prior to the publication date of the new standard where the project will continue beyond the enforcement date.
*Electrical work quoted for prior to the publication date of the new standard and for which a contract has been awarded and the project may continue beyond the enforcement date.
*Electrical work costed and designed prior to the publication date for projects such as shopping complexes and large residential and industrial buildings that may not commence construction until after the enforcement date.
Contact us to be notified of the enforcement commencement date and any further transitional arrangements for the new Wiring Rules once they are finalised by Standards Australia.
You can also watch this short film which summarises the transition arrangements.